Secure Electronic Delivery from Inter-Library Loans is changing…

If you order articles via the Inter-Library Loans service you need to know that Secure Electronic Delivery (SED) is changing!

SEDs emailed to you direct from the British Library Document Supply service will be in a new, more flexible, format for requests submitted from 31 May 2016. The new format means:

  • You can download your article to multiple devices
  • Once downloaded you can save your article in multiple locations
  • There is no need to install additional plug ins to open your article – all you need is Adobe Reader!

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What do I need to do?

To access SEDs in the new format you must create an account with BL On Demandregister on their website. When you download your SED you’ll be prompted for your BL On Demand username and password, then the article is locked to your account. See the Inter-Library Loans webpages for more information.

If you placed your request before 31 May 2016 your SED will be delivered in the Fileopen format – see our instructions on how to download it

If you have any questions please contact the Inter-Library Loans team, either at the Ground Floor Information Desk or at